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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (67 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Max Allan Collins Narrator: Dan John Miller Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Comic books are corrupting America’s youth!

Or so the esteemed Dr. Werner Frederick would have people believe, people like the Congressmen holding hearings on banning violent crime and horror “funny books.” And when the crusade provokes a most un-funny murder, Jack Starr, comics syndicate troubleshooter, has no shortage of suspects. Was it the knife-wielding juvenile delinquent or the naked seductress? Perhaps a frustrated publisher or an outraged cartoonist. Or was it a comic book reader?

Inspired by the real-life 1950s witch-hunt against Tales From the Crypt publisher EC Comics, Seduction of the Innocent pulls back the curtain for an insider’s view of the history of comics.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Collins masterfully blends fact and fiction…Transcends the historical thriller.”

    Jeffery Deaver

  • “Violent and volatile and packed with sexuality…Classic pulp fiction.” 

    USA Today

  • “Collins’ witty, hard-boiled prose would make Raymond Chandler proud.”

    Entertainment Weekly

  • “Collins makes it sound as though it really happened.”

    New York Daily News

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Bill | 11/16/2013

    " Max Allan Collins is always a pleasure. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Ralph Carlson | 8/9/2013

    " A great read, especially if you are familiar with the subject that the fictionial book is based on. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Milo Miller | 5/25/2013

    " This was a cool hard-boiled pulpy mystery based on the real life attempt at suppressing comics books in the early 1950s. It was a quick and sort of trashy read, but very enjoyable. "

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